I kno homebrew is generally limited on the ps3 (Limited to Nil almost)...but I heard that it can do mkv format (I don't know if thats the video format, lol but I think you guys know what I'm talking about).
Please don't say my only option is linux
Since I brought it up I might as well ask about it too, Linux on the PS3...worth the extra trip or just wasted space...is it as functional as linux on a pc...or close 2?
Thanks Heyyou27 will prob be the first to answer haha I hope
PS3 also supports XVID mpeg-4 codec.... If your video file isn't in that format, you can use a great free program called Virtual Dub to transcode it over to XVID. Just make sure the XVID codec is install on your computer, or V-Dub won't see it.
Edit: I would not advise you to install Linux on the PS3 unless you're REALLY curious to see it in action. Keep in mind that the PS3 only has 256MB of RAM dedicated to the CPU and another 256MB of RAM dedicated to the GPU. To make things even worse, Sony locks the GPU and its available memory when you run Linux.
Damn that sucks, I wonder why Sony did that:S To not allow gaming on linux?:S
Well, now that I've seen true quality, some of my backups come out to be as MKV...like my Walle backup. There is no way of doing that on the ps3 right? What if I convert it to AVI...will it reduce quality?
I tried virtualdubmod, most if the files come out 75 gigs+ from a 1.2 gig file lol...and others come out to be worse quality
I usually just back em up on my PS3 using psp...I really don't know how to stream very well.. I mean I managed to share Windows...it can find windows...but when i put the files in the folders it just can't see it.
1. back up disk
2. transfer to psp
3. transfer to ps3 HDD
75 gigs, lol, yeah wrong settings hehe. After you open the video file go into the compression tab, there will be a list of codecs that V-Dub can use. In this case scroll down to XVID, highlight it then hit configure. Leave it at single pass,
quantizer is self explanatory, hit the quantizer tab and you will see bit rate. This will directly affect file size. In my opinion, anything over 1000 is a waste of space, unless you plan on resizing to hd, but playback on the ps3, 1000 or lower is fine. You have to experiment to find your sweet spot.